Sunday, August 24, 2014

Breaching The Valentine Line No Longer Easy

Before the Red Sox lost seven straight, it seemed like a cakewalk for them to surpass the 69-win threshold so valiantly put up by Bobby Valentine's 2012 squad. Now, not so much. With just 33 games left in this miserable season, they still need 14 wins to get to 70. That's a .424 winning pace—and they're currently winning at a .434 clip. Also, as we pointed out before, they are mostly going against teams with .500 or better records—and even the one exception (Tampa) is nearly at that mark (.488). If they don't break this ignominious record, count on there being a lot of commentary from a certain Connecticut resident.